Ens, Karl

Date of birth:
March 21st, 1896 (Schön-Münzach, Germany)
Date of death:
April 15th, 1945 (missing near Görlitz/Saxony, Germany)
German (1933-1945, German Reich)


During the First World War, Ens was Leutnant in the Baden Grenadier Regiment. During this war he received both Iron Crosses, the Knight cross with Swords to the House order of Hohenzollern, the Knight Cross of the Baden Karl Friedrich Verdienst Order, the Knight Cross 2nd class with Swords of the Baden Zähringen Lion and the Verwundeten Abzeichen in Silver.
Karl Ens finally reached the rank of Oberst during the Second World War. He was missing in action on 15th April 1945 and was formally declared dead by the AG Baiersbronn on 11th December 1957.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Kommandeur II. / Infanterie-Regiment 125
Awarded on:
May 14th, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 17th, 1943
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS


  • Photo 1: Deruelle Christophe collection
  • Photo: Deruelle Christophe collection
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9